The MAD Travel Fellowship was launched by MAD Architects in 2009 to provide mainland Chinese students with an opportunity to travel abroad and research an architectural topic of their choosing. It is only through travel the visceral experience of walking into a space – that one can begin to understand the full context and meaning of architecture.
In the past two years, with the support of long-term sponsor VERTU, 10 students from all over China have received the grant and traveled to destinations including Greece, Switzerland, the United States, and Egypt.This year, 5 students will have the opportunity to travel for 7-10 days in their chosen city or region of independent study. Following their trip, the students will give a public presentation of their experience.
Qualifications, submission and further information is available after the break.
The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate architecture student from mainland China (not including those graduating in 2011).
1. Application Letter (300 words): Must describe the applicant’s particular interests in the field of architecture and how it relates to the intended travel destination.
2. 1-2 examples of previous work which best represent the applicant.
Please submit the above materials as an A4 PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, date of birth, gender, college or university, year, and contact information. The file should not exceed 5MB.
Fellowship Recipients Announced: July 22, 2011
Jury: Ma Yansong